Today is Monday — the day after Resurrection Day. I hope that you took time yesterday to think about Jesus’ death and resurrection. It is very important that we think about Jesus’ death and resurrection every day of the year, not just on Resurrection Day.

When we think about Jesus’ death, we need to remember Jesus’ sacrifice for us. 1 Peter 3:18 tells us what Jesus did. “Christ himself suffered when he died for you, and with that one death he paid for your sins. He was not guilty, but he died for people who are guilty. He did this to bring all of you to God. In his physical form he was killed, but he was made alive by the Spirit.”

That one verse from 1 Peter sums up God’s plan of salvation. Jesus willingly gave up His life so that our sins could be forgiven and we could be made clean. Why did God plan for us to be saved? Because He loves us and wants us to live forever with Him.

Resurrection Day is over. But don’t forget that Jesus died and rose again for you. Take time every day to examine your life. Ask God to forgive your sins. Then tell Him how thankful you are for Jesus’ wonderful sacrifice on the cross.